[foaf-dev] proposal for foaf:openid property

Richard Cyganiak richard at cyganiak.de
Mon Jun 18 07:48:58 BST 2007

On 18 Jun 2007, at 00:30, Earle Martin wrote:

> On 17/06/07, Noah Slater <nslater at gmail.com> wrote:
>> +1
> What he said.
> Reading through earlier discussion on the topic, I saw the discussion
> of linking URLs to people. Perhaps it would be possible for OpenID
> server hosts to implement URLs of the form <username.server.com/foaf>
> to serve up a simple FOAF document, containing only a foaf:Person with
> an owl:sameAs assertion.

Can't the same already be achieved by embedding a FOAF autodiscovery  
link [1] in the OpenID page? Seems easier to implement, doesn't  
involve inventing any new conventions, and is supported by existing  
FOAF tools.


[1] http://rdfweb.org/topic/Autodiscovery

> That way it could be possible to link, say,
> <http://earle.myopenid.com/foaf#owner> (if it existed) to
> <http://downlode.org/Code/RDF/FOAF/foaf.rdf#EarleMartin> using this
> proposed property.
> -- 
> Earle Martin
>            http://downlode.org/
> http://purl.org/net/earlemartin/
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